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  1. AZwildcat

    T38 Down @ KDLF

    F*$k! Prayers to the KDLF family. Fly safe out there, this trend is very troubling. 🍺
  2. AZwildcat

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Should've went with "Clown Penis"
  3. AZwildcat

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Further evidence of the pussification of the American military. This is definitely going to help retention.
  4. AZwildcat

    Future T-38 replacement?

    What is the obsession with clamshell canopies? Well at least we’ll have continuity with the T-6 for a canopy that’s finicky to close and a CFS that will melt your face if it goes off...but hey just leave it pinned right.
  5. AZwildcat

    U-2 Dragonlady info

    Not 100% on this but i beleive the intent is if the interview doesn’t go well or other circumstances make the U-2 not a good fit, they will go back into the assignment pool for any CAF assignment. More to follow. Should be interesting, and a great opportunity for the right person. U-2 reservists (and T-38 CTP) to me has always seemed like a no brainer, but it’s been tabled for all the years we were sunset. The gears are turning now, i think it will happen eventually. Especially if we have any hope of retaining talent and experience in this current climate.
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    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    If that's the experience at your base then great. I'm all about the squadrons getting the latitude and the funding to explore new ideas. We're doing that at Beale right now, and yes it takes up my time and energy, but I enjoy doing it and I'm not getting pressured from bosses to make it work with no resources so they can brag about it. However, what I've heard from others in AETC is that it really has become a full time job for some, and another look-at-me dick measuring project for leadership to show the bobs how innovative they are. Hacker is right we don't want the MAJCOM to provide a end to end solution, it's always a disaster (ref: EFB program). I've found the most successful technology initiatives happen when the pilot(s) with the good idea get the funding AND the ability to hire specialists to create and sustain it for them. It's not much different than all the other queepy jobs...who's a better front office admin or scheduler or UDM? They pilot who's there 40% of the time because they're flying/TDY/deployed or the civilian/contractor who sits there 8 hours a day and has perfect continuity? I'm supposed to be first and foremost a leader (or at least that's what the AF told me), so it makes no sense for me to be turning wrenches or screws on DIY projects. I should be hiring specialists to do that and providing the vision and direction for it. It's just like in business...Tim Cook isn't spending time running ethernet cables around the building or cutting the grass out front, because his time is worth more than that.
  7. AZwildcat

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    I think it's total bullshit that all this has been dumped in the lap of squadrons to do "self help" build-a-sim projects...however, I believe the concept of low cost accessible sims with VR/AR for visuals is great.
  8. AZwildcat

    T-6 Air Force trainer crashes in Texas

    Because "All Day" Ray will take...All Day.
  9. AZwildcat

    T-6 Air Force trainer crashes in Texas

    Man I wonder if MB is gonna run out of ties. Glad they're okay. Gotta love the locals running out to help, God bless Texas.
  10. Again...lowering standards to cram more bodies through the pipeline each year. But none of these new pilots will be staying in past their 10 year point anyway, so statistically a shorter career means less exposure to losing an engine....besides who doesn't want a tie from martin baker.
  11. AZwildcat

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    That's the joke....ref Kaepernick Nike Ad
  12. FIFY. Yeah, of course we don't want them anywhere near it...I'm just pointing out the massive fail that is IT in the AF. If there was money on the line we'd have competent dedicated IT support who would make shit happen, and do it correctly...unfortunately this is the government so the people out there with skin in the game are the ones who have to take care of themselves. I've been through PIT twice, most recently a year ago, and it was a vastly different environment than the first time circa 2011. There were O-5s scheduling in the flights, 9-3 everyday, total good deal. Now not so much, you won't find an IP just sitting in the flight room, they're either flying, briefing, debriefing, or sitting ops sup/SOF...or they're attached staff....or most recently being the lowest paid AF IT techs making VR sims. Dudes are pulling 12 hr days, double/triple turning, and generally trying to keep the system alive and the product good. Is doing PIT at UPT bases doable...sure, but it still requires time, money, resources, and people. At the end of the day all this boils down to is the AF has and will continue to lower standards to make more pilots because that is what makes the spreadsheet turn green.
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